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  • “Converting C3 to C4 photosynthesis for sustainable agriculture”, Funded under 7th FWP (Seventh Framework Program), Project Ref: 289582, 2012-2017
  • Biological adhesives: from biology to biomimetics”, Cost Action TD0906, 2010 – 2014
  • "Farm Animal Proteomics", Cost Action FA1002, 2010-2014
  • “Mass Spectrometry Imaging: New Tools for Healthcare Research”, Cost Action BM1104, 2011-2015
  • “TBomics - an OMICS approach for diagnosing tuberculosis”, New INDIGO Partnership Programme on Biotechnology applied to Human Health (INDIGO-DBT2-062), ERA-NET Project, 2013-2015 (European coordinator)



  • “Novel Probio – nuevos productos para alimentation animal”, CYTED Network, 2012



  • “Protein interactions studies by mass spectrometry”, Bilateral Colaboration with University of Southern Denmark, supported by GRICES (Portugal) and DANISH RECTOR’S CONFERENCE, (2004)
  • “Caracterização da transglutaminase em Zea maiz L. e identificação de proteínas inter actuantes”, Bilateral Colaboration with Departamento de Genética Molecular, Instituto de Biologia Molecular de Barcelona (Consorci CSIC-IRTA) GRICES, (2006-2009)
  • Luso-Spanish Integrated Action with University Autónoma de Barcelona “Proteomic study of the cell mechanisms involved in the agregation of yeast proteins”, Ref: E-36/11, 2011-2012
  • Luso-Slovakian Bilateral Collaboration: “Estudo das estratégias de evasão ao sistema de complemento por Borrelia e Francisella" Ref: 441.00, 2011-2012



  •  “Parkinson’s Disease Proteomics”, Center for Human Genetics, Duke University Medical Center, USA.



  • “Identification of biomarkers using proteomic and transcriptomic approaches”, in collaboration with the Faculty of Medical Sciences – New University of Lisbon (since 2013)


  •  “Application of new phasing methods to explore structural diversity in the cytochrome family”, supported by program PRAXIS, P/BIO/12080/1998 (2000-2003)
  • “Efeito de compostos fenólicos na sensibilidade gustativa: estudos de cinética celular e adaptações químicas e morfológicas da cavidade bucal”, supported by program SAPIENS, POCTI/1999/CVT/33039 (2001-2003)
  • “Mecanismos de resposta a oxigénio e ferro em procariotas anaeróbicos”, supported by program SAPIENS, BIO/36558/99-00 (2000-2003)
  • “Estudo da estrutura e função das proteínas centrossomais HsMob na divisão celular”, supported by program SAPIENS (2002-2004)
  • “Structural characterization of MrkD protein from Klebsiella pneumoniae : implications in the epithelial adhesion properties of the microorganism”, supported by program SAPIENS (2003-2005)
  • “In search of new molecular targets for the development of novel therapeutic strategies for cystic fibrosis”, supported by program POCTI, MGI/40878/2001 (2002-2005)
  • “Genetics, Stoicheometry and Kinetics of Multiple Protein Assembly: the case for a Rotavirus Like Particle”, supported by program POCTI, FCT/POCTI/BIO/55975/2004, (2004-2007)
  • “Proteomics of Chronic Lung Diseases Leading to Biomarkers and Therapeutic Target Discovery”, supported by program POCTI, POCTI/SAU-MMO/56163/2004, (2004-2007)
  • “Mould proteome regulation by substrate bioavailability: depolymerising enzymes likely to alter biopolymer nanostructure”, supported by program POCTI, POCTI/QUI/56229/2004, (2004-2007)
  • “Gene expression changes during hepatitis delta virus infection. I. Analysis of the cellular proteome.”, supported by program POCTI, POCTI/SAU-IMI/55112/2004, (2004-2007)
  • “Diversity of Medicago-nodulating rhizobial strains from Southern Portugal”, project supported by ITQB, IBET e EAN, (2005-2006)
  • “Enzymatic Degradation and Synthesis of Azo and Antraquinonic Dyes”, PTDC/BIO/72108/2006, September 2007-August 2010
  • “BIOSEAGLUE – Caracterização dos adesivos temporários dos ouriços do mar por espectrometria de massa”, supported by Programa Damião de Góis
  • “Protein glycation and transthyretin amyloidogenesis in yeast: A model system of neurodegenerative amyloid diseases”, PTDC/QUI/70610/2006
  • “Investigating a Q-cycle mechanism in complexes of respiratory chains – A key process for energy transduction”, PTDC/BIA-PRO/66557/2006
  • “Molecular characterization of organ regeneration in starfish – a proteomic approach toward the discovery of new regeneration factors”, PTDC/MAR/104058/2008
  • “Plant responses to trace element toxicity: cellular mechanisms for detoxification and tolerance”, PTDC/AGR-AAM/102821/2008
  • “Integration of transcriptomic, proteomic and metabolomics profiles to understand the role of T6P in the water deficit response and recovery in Medicago truncatula”, PTDC/AGR-GPL/099866/2008
  • “Sustainable membrane bioreactors for advanced wastewater treatment: a molecular approach”, PTDC/EBB-EBI/098862/2008
  • “ER_TRANSPROT-Ehrlichia ruminantium proteome analysis: a complementary approach to transcriptomics towards increased knowledge on heartwater pathogenesis and vaccine development” PTDC/CVT/114118/2009, 2011-2014
  • “Deciphering grain filling mechanisms in Phaseolus vulgaris L. under water deficit” PTDC/AGR-GPL/110244/2009, 2011-2014
  • “Hepatic toxicity in HIV-infected individuals exposed to nevirapine” PTDC/SAU-TOX/111663/2009, 2011-2014
  • CEDOC-FCM-UNL internal project “Biomarkers identification of anti-TNF agents efficacy in Ankylosing Spondylitis patients using a proteomic approach”, 2010-2011
  • “Lactation and milk production in Goat (Capra hircus): identifying molecular markers underlying adaptation to seasonal weight loss” PTDC/CVT/116499/2010, 2012-2014
  • “Borrow some Boron: New Strategies for Protein Modification!” PTDC/QUI-QUI/118315/2010, 2012-2014
  •   “Immunogenicity of vaccine candidate antigens from Staphylococcus pseudintermedius in Canis canis” PTDC/CVT-EPI/4345/2012, 2013-2015
  • “Driving Mitochondrial Effectors of Apoptosis Toward Neural Differentiation“ PTDC/BIM-MED/0251/2012, 2013-2015
  • “Understanding echinoderms outstanding nervous system regeneration capabilities using a phosphoproteomics approach” PTDC/MAR-BIO/2174/2012, 2013-2015


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